Our staff at Von Bibra Mitsubishi

Shaun Lees
GENERAL MANAGER – ferry road

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
21 years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
7 years with von Bibra

1 year - Group Trainer
3 years - General Manager (Tweed)
3 years - General Manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
9 years at Motorama as a Holden Sales Consultant, HSV Specialist and Sales Manager.

Where did you grow up?
Born Frankston Victoria, moved to Northern NSW at age 2. Lived in Ballina & Lennox Heads until High School. Finished school on the Gold Coast & have worked between Brisbane & the Gold Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'Always leave everyone in a better position than when you found them' & 'Always operate at Level 10'.

CHRISTIAN BURTON
MITSUBISHI MANAGER - FERRY ROAD

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
8 years.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
Sales Consultant for 2 years then into my role of Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Sandro Stefanons Cabinets /Cabinet Maker and then as a sales consultant at a Holden dealer for 8 years.

What do you love most about your job?
The adrenaline and excitement of selling cars.

Where did you grow up?
Stanthorpe.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
You don’t ever make a bad decision, you will learn from that decision and make a better one.

Kevin Jones
SERVICE MANAGER – ferry road

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
19 years.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
9 years in total as both a Service Advisor & Service Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Surfers City Holden - Technician, HSV Workshop Controller, Service Advisor.

What do you love most about your job?
Working as a team and exceeding our customers expectations!

Where did you grow up?
Sydney.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'Make the most out of life, you only get one chance!'

CALEM BICKERDIKE
SERVICE MANAGER MITSUBISHI, NISSAN & SUBARU - ROBINA

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
17 years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
5 years technician, workshop controller, assistant service manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Owner, Family Mechanical Business

What do you love most about your job?
Every day is different, Facing new challenges, Meeting new people

Where did you grow up?
Ireland

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Treat each customer as a family member, who deserves nothing but the best service.

Martin Simpson
GENERAL MANAGER - ROBINA

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
17 years, all with von Bibra.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
17 years – I have worked as a Salesperson, Sales Manager, General Sales Manager & General Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Grumps Wharf Restaurant, Manager.

What do you love most about your job?
The relationships you build with customers and staff over time as well as seeing people start at the bottom, grab an opportunity and create a successful life filled with opportunities they can create by doing what’s right not what’s easy!

I love, that I still love my job after 17 years.

Where did you grow up?
Currumbin and Ashmore always lived on the Gold Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life, with confidence you have won even before you have started.'

Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react.
If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me!

Ryan McCabe
GENERAL SALES MANAGER - ROBINA

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
16 Years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
Joined the von Bibra group in June 2018 as General Sales Manager at Robina.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Toyota 7 Years, BMW 3 years, Started off selling Holden, Trainee Sales Person, Salesperson, Sales Manager, Business Manager and General Sales Manager

What do you love most about your job?
It is exciting buying a new car and it is great seeing people everyday picking up their new cars and having a great experience.

I love, that I still love my job after 17 years.

Where did you grow up?
Bundaberg then the Sunshine Coast

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
The harder I work the luckier I get"

Scott Mallard
ROBINA MITSUBISHI SALES MANAGER

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
5 years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
5 years, Kia Sales 4.5 years, Relief Sales Manager 3 months and Mitsubishi Subaru Sales Manager for 3 months

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Self employed as a Dog Behaviourist.

What do you love most about your job?
Every day is different.

Where did you grow up?
NSW Central Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
If it's meant to be it's up to me.

Danny Pickering
GENERAL SALES MANAGER - HELENSVALE

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
Since 2013.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
3 Years Sales Consultant then moved into Sales Manager role with Hyundai and Suzuki, then the Used Car Sales Manager. I have recently taken up the position of General Sales Manager at Helensvale.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Advertising Companies in the UK then spent a short period of time working in Canada.

What do you love most about your job?
Everyday is different to the next with new challenges.

Where did you grow up?
Blackpool, England.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
A bad attitude is like a flat tyre, you can't go anywhere until you change it.

JEFF HALE
MITSUBISHI SALES MANAGER - HELENSVALE

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
Commenced in the Auto industry in 2007 with von Bibra Nissan at Ashmore as a sales consultant - 11years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?

  • Started with von Bibra since 2007 with a total of approx 7yrs
  • Sales consultant at Nissan Ashmore - 2007 - 2009 and again from 2011-2012
  • Moved to Western Australia and worked at Rockingham Nissan and Sales Consultant from 2012 - 2014
  • Back to Qld at von Bibra Ferry Rd 2014 2016 (Sales Consultant Mitsubishi / Suzuki)
  • von Bibra Helensvale Hyundai 2016 - 2017 as Sales Consultant
  • Currently Mitsubishi, Suzuki & Hyundai Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Southport Golf Club for 14yrs as golf shop manager and 5yrs as General Manager. Sold construction machinery for 4yrs prior to getting into the motor vehicle industry.

What do you love most about your job?
Always had a passion for cars but its the interaction with people. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.

I love, that I still love my job after 17 years.

Where did you grow up?
Born in Brisbane and moved to the Gold Coast at the age of 3. Lived at the northern end of the Coast at Anglers Paradise (not many people would remember as it has now merged with Runway Bay) Went to Biggera Waters Primary and Southport State High

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Treat people the way you want to be treated, talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned.

LUKE WINSLADE
SERVICE MANAGER - HELENSVALE

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
17 years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
11 years , parts interpreter, service advisor service manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Avon City Ford in Christchurch NZ as a parts interpreter.

What do you love most about your job?
Making customers happy.

I love, that I still love my job after 17 years.

Where did you grow up?
Christchurch NZ.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Don't stop at the first rung on the ladder, there is many more above you.

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